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A summer day at the beach? For many Gazans, the conflict has put an end to that, too.

Aug 28, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

GAZA CITY - The sea was once Gaza's only escape, the one place in this tiny enclave where residents could depart from their entrapped lives, if only for an hour.

But now a ceaseless conflict that seems to impinge on nearly every aspect of life here has claimed the Mediterranean, too. Because of skyrocketing levels of water pollution, attributable to political and economic turmoil, the 25-mile coastline is now another barrier in a place where barriers are all too common.

People still ...